Opened on August 31, the new roads are the largest road project implemented in Dubai
1 September 2019| Last updated on 1 September 2019
RTA completes the third and fourth phase of the Expo 2020 road project
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the completion and launch of two extensive road projects leading to the Expo 2020 site. Opened on Saturday, August 21, the two roads are set to welcome the projected high-volume inflow of expo visitors next year.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Directors for RTA, said, "The improvement of roads leading to Expo is one of the biggest road projects currently undertaken by RTA to meet the needs of hosting Expo 2020 in Dubai."
The major road project was for a total cost of AED 1.3 billion and increases the vehicle capacity from 2,000 to 4,500 vehicles per hour in an east-west part of Expo Street. The development includes the construction of two flyovers at the intersection of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street with Expo Street, and bridges and roads extending 5 km and 17 km. It also included constructing ramps to ensure a smooth flow of traffic from Expo Road northward to Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street in the direction of Dubai - Al Ain Road.
"These ramps will ease the entry to Expo from Expo Street to the south, and exit from Expo via Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street to Expo Road northwards. An exit from Expo is also provided through a turn on the flyover across the extension of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street in the direction of the junction," Al Tayer added.
The road development also includes the improvement of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street in the direction of Al Maktoum International Airport through the construction of a new 5-lane corridor in each direction. The street extends 2 km from the intersection of Expo Road with Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street in the direction of Al Maktoum International Airport. Works also included widening Expo Road from four to six lanes in each direction over a 4-km sector.